STI – PhD position in Diamond-based electronic devices

POWERlab – EPFL  https://powerlab.epfl.ch

At the POWERlab, we develop novel semiconductor devices, including GaN and Diamond, based on a judicious device design to exploit their unique properties and conceive new, drastically more efficient devices that outperform the state-of-the-art. Our research is multidisciplinary at the interface of power electronic devices and converters, RF communications and thermal sciences.

We are looking for excellent and motivated candidates for a PhD in the field of Diamond-based electronic devices. The candidate will pursue novel ideas based on concepts developed in our laboratory, developing new diamond-based devices and its integration with GaN to tackle important challenges in power electronics and thermal management. Below are some relevant references:

IEEE 2019 : https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8897660

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.1c08761

JAP 2019: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5123615

The candidate will have the opportunity to work several aspects involved in demonstrating high-performance devices: MWCVD growth of diamond, device fabrication in cleanroom (relying on EPFL’s excellent cleanroom facilities), device simulations, device characterization (relying on the excellent facilities in the lab, for microfluidic, thermal and electrical measurements). Most importantly, the candidate is encouraged to try new ideas and approaches.

Profile: The candidate is expected to have a solid background in semiconductor devices. Experience in diamond-based electronics or on MWCVD growth of diamond are very welcome, but not required.

What is offered: The selected candidate will be offered a fully-paid fellowship with very competitive salary and excellent conditions to excel in his/her research. https://www.epfl.ch/education/phd/doctoral-studies-structure/doctoral-students-salary/

Starting date: The ideal starting date would be as soon as possible.

How to apply: If you are interested, and have the correct profile for this position, please send your CV to [email protected], including publications (if any) and names of two references.